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State Impact: 4-H Animals and Agriculture

4-H doubled Golden Egg Contest participation, increased Chick Chain participation and Pig Squeal participation by 11% (10,920 chickens in Chick Chain; 1,920 sold), 75 Dairy Poster participants, 10 Dairy Judging Contest teams, 6 Dairy Bowl T…

Agronomic Crops Impact Report 2018-2019

The Agronomic Crops Program delivers research-based integrated information to improve producer management decisions while increasing profitability. Extension offers expertise in agronomy, pathology, entomology, weed science, agricu…

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Harvest for Health: Making an Impact on Cancer Survivors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States today. Through the Master Gardener program, Alabama Extension’s home grounds team is working to make an impact on the lives of…

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Revamped Beekeeping Program Benefits State’s Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is taking steps to assure bees remain a vibrant part of food production.  To ensure that crop pollination is not threatened in the state, Alabama Extension created a new …

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Alabama 4-H 2017-18 Statewide Impact

What a great year!
During the 2017-18 club year, 4-H was in every Alabama county.

Our Mission: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower young people with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world.
Our Vision: Gro…

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EFNEP Impacts Alabama

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Obesity, poor nutrition, and limited physical activity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects limited-resource populations. EFNEP improves the healt…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

What is TMI?

TMI is the acronym for Teens Making Impact.
TMI was created to empower youth ages 9-18 in group settings with the skills they need to make wise decisions and to help them become productive citizens. 
The 5-sessio…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Alabama is a water-rich state with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3.6 million acres of wetlands, 60 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, the most extensive artificial reef system in the United States, and 560,000 acres of lake…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forest produc…

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Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama.

Paul Brown, associate director f…

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Extension Specialist Receives National Honor for Excellence

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the Cooperative Extension System and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annou…

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The Wonder Grass: A New Book Highlighting Tall Fescue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The minds that brought you Southern Forages have teamed up yet again—writing The Wonder Grass, a comprehensive new book on tall fescue. Retired Alabama Extension forage agronomist Don Ball and his colleagues C…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

Roughly 46 percent of United States acreage is made up of grassland-pasture, rangeland, and cropland that produce an abundant supply of food and food-based products. Agriculture is vital to the economic and social well-being of all American…

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